Thursday, September 6, 2018

Ohio Rocks!

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." -  Henry Miller

I bought a new book.

That shouldn't surprise anybody who knows me, but it was a first.  It was the first geological book I had ever bought.  The book is Ohio Rocks! A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Buckeye State by Albert B. Dickas.

The book shows places in Ohio which have interesting geological formations.  I was hooked.  No, not for all the wonderful facts about the geological formations, but for the photo opportunities... of course.  :)

Some of the sites don't seem to have much to photograph, but most do look like it would be fun to visit.  A few are places we hadn't thought about in a while and are even close to home.

John and I took a Sunday drive a few weeks ago and went to a place we hadn't been in a long time, Caesar Creek spillway.  It is a favorite elementary school field trip location to search for fossils.  The book says there are several types of fossils which can be found there, four species of coral, nine species of bryozoans, and twenty-four species of brachiopods.  I found...none.  But that's ok, I was more interested in the landscape that reminded me of a dessert, especially on that 90+ degree day.

I will let you know when we visit another 'geological site'.  :)

I want to thank you guys for your warm comments and emails about my dad passing this summer.  It was very sweet of you and I appreciate it a lot.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!


Thursday, August 23, 2018


"You will be blessed the moment you realize you already are."  -  Bryant McGill

I am blessed.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

100 Day Project

"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."  -  Les Brown

At first, I planned to take pictures of anything I found beautiful, not necessarily flowers.  But my project #seebeautyhere has evolved into flower and nature pictures, a majority documenting my yard coming back to life after a long winter. 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

What Are You Looking At?

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there."  -  Lewis Carroll 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

A Very Windy Day

"Anything you can't control is teaching you how to let go."  -  Jackson Kiddard

It was a very, very windy day last week when a friend and I went to Cox Arboretum to find some spring blossoms.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

I Judge A Book By It's Cover

"Your assumptions are your windows on the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in."  -  Isaac Asimov

I hate to admit it...but I do.

Thursday, April 19, 2018


"The difference between school and life?  In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test.  In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."  -  Tom Bodett

"I like the contrast." Megan, my teenage daughter, commented after I showed her two photographs I took of ranunculus flowers.